FACILITIES

prayer spaces

Please note the Qibla direction is almost exactly 45 degrees NW.

Houston Hall Meditation Room (SPARC)

The MSA has a room of its own in the Spiritual and Religious Life Center at Penn (SPARC). Located in the 2nd floor of Houston Hall, the MSA Prayer Room is open from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm M-T and 10:00 am to 5 pm Friday so that Penn’s Muslims may perform their daily prayers.

Carpet: Yes
Private: Yes
Passers-by: None
Wudu: Bathrooms with wudu sink adjacent to SPARC

 


ALTERNATiVE SPACES

 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

Interfaith Chapel on the 1st floor of the Dulles section,  Jummah from 1:15-1:30.

Carpet: Yes
Private: Yes
Passers-by: Few to none
Wudu: Bathrooms nearby

 

Huntsman Hall

Room 312, 3rd floor; keys must be requested from adjacent office.

Carpet: Yes
Private: Yes
Passers-by: Few to none
Wudu: Bathrooms at end of hallway

 

Biomed Library

Go to bottom floor (green level), exit left from the stairs, go all the way down the hall, turn right. There will be an alcove that is empty and relatively isolated from the rest of the library. Pray towards corner of book case closer to the stairs and the wall perpendicular.

Carpet: No
Private: No
Passers-by: Few to none
Wudu: Bathrooms on ground floor

 

Van Pelt Library

Go to 6th floor, go straight ahead around the glass pavilion until you reach a private hallway. You can pray in the fire exit stairs hallway or in the alcove right before with the door for catering. The area is completely empty during weekends, M-F normal hours you should go to SPARC.

Carpet: Yes
Private: No
Passers-by: Few to none
Wudu: Bathrooms left from exiting elevator

 

Skirkanich

Go to top floor (5th), room 508, a conference room. Ask a SEAS student for entry code.

Carpet: Yes
Private: Yes
Passers-by: Few to moderate
Wudu: Bathrooms in small hallway near elevator

 

Fisher-Bennett Private Room

On ground floor, turn left from the the main entrance and look into the rooms on the left side. Near the end of the hallway (2nd to last), there should be a small prayer room with prayer mats.

Carpet: Yes
Private: Yes
Passers-by: Few to none
Wudu: Bathrooms on 2nd floor

 

Fisher-Bennett Staircase

Go to basement on the east staircase, at the bottom of the stairwell there are rugs. Nobody will give you a second glance, but lots of people will pass by.

Carpet: Yes
Private: NO
Passers-by: Many
Wudu: Bathrooms on 2nd floor

 

penn Law School (Reflection Room)

Enter through Silverman Hall, turn right until you reach large staircase, go to the top of the staircase, turn left; reflection room should be on your left.

Carpet: Yes (One)
Private: Yes
Passers-by: None

 

Houston Hall Computer Lab

Go to 2nd floor from main staircase into the central carpeted area, and then enter the small room on the north side of the building. Useful for when SPARC is closed.

Carpet: Yes
Private: Usually
Passers-by: Few to none
Wudu: Bathrooms located nearby throughout

 

DRL Library Study Rooms

Go to 3rd floor library, there are small private study rooms that are usually empty.

Carpet: Some
Private: Yes
Passers-by: Few to none
Wudu: DRL bathrooms

 


Halal food

Halal Food On Campus

Penn MSA is working on re-instating Halal Food in Penn Dining halls. We are looking for people to sit on Dining Boards and facilitate this process. If you are interested, please contact us.

 

full list of local halal restaurants


nearby mosques & religious centers

Masjid Al Jamiah
4228 Walnut Street
(215) 386-3770

M.A.S.J.I.D. (Musallah Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'ah)
4431 Walnut Street

Masjid Uthman dan Fodiyo
4821 Paschall Avenue

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society
1501 Germantown Avenue

Mahdieh
6502 Haverford Ave
19151(215) 871-7656

Mosque of Imam Ali
5801 Magnolia Ave
Pennsauken, NJ 08109

Philadelphia Jamatkhana
215 W. Church Road
Suite 115
King of Prussia
610-265-2070

 

More local mosques & RELIGIOUS CENTERs